PHPRunner and ASPRunner.NET v10.6 are here!

Trial version download links

If you purchased PHPRunner or ASPRunner.NET less than one year ago you can logon to the control panel and download the registered version of the software there. Please note that this is still a beta version and not suitable for the production environment.

What's new in this version

1. New security providers in version 10.6

New security providers: Azure AD, OKTA, SAML, OpenID. An option to combine multiple security providers i.e. you can use Active Directory together with database-based security.

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Enterprise Edition of PHPRunner and ASPRunner.NET provides Active Directory authentication option. It is a useful feature but it has some restrictions, for instance, you cannot use a hybrid database/AD approach where some users will use Active Directory login and some others will have their usernames and passwords stored in the database.

This changes in version 10.6 where Active Directory is no longer a replacement for database-based login but a supplement. Active Directory is now considered a "security provider" and works the same way as "Login via Google" or "Login via Facebook". We are also adding new security providers like OpenID, SAML, AzureAD and Okta.

This is how it works on the backend side. If you have used "Login via Google" or "Login via Facebook", you should be already familiar with this concept. When user logs in via a third-party security provider we create a record in the users table with a unique id that for Facebook starts with fb, for Google it starts with go, and for Active Directory that prefix will be ad.

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Some businesses may require two people to confirm certain actions like big transactions may require a supervisor's approval. Another scenario - certain actions require entering the second password. This additional password can be changed daily and distributed among employees in the morning along with the secret handshake. Btw, the whole application doesn't need to be password-protected, you can add the password to a certain action.

In this article, we will show how to implement this additional password security feature. We will cover two scenarios here:
1. Password-protecting custom button
2. Password-protecting editing the field in inline mode

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Let's imagine you have a web application where multiple users adding data at the same time i.e. a helpdesk application where end-users submit tickets and support staff needs to see new tickets as soon as possible. This article explains how to show new records on the page automatically without reloading the page. New records will be also highlighted to make them stand out.

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Version 10.4 is here!

Trial version download links

This update is free of charge for those who purchased or upgraded less than one year ago. To find new version download links and registration keys proceed to the control panel and find it under 'My purchases'. There will be a 'Reg info' link next to your latest purchase.

The two most important features in this update are our own REST API and also the consumption of data, provided by third-party APIs. Consumption of third party data turned out to be the most difficult task and took more time than we expected, hence the delay. On the plus side, we now able to work with any data, not just something that comes as a result of the SQL query. And this also helped us implement a few minor but frequently requested features like OR search or data filtering in charts.

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Tri-part events are a special code snippets that provide a convenient way of programming interactions between the browser and the webserver.

Why three parts?

Any web application consists of two parts - server and client. The client part runs in the browser on the computer of the web site visitor. This part takes care of all user interface interactions, such as buttons, input controls, blocks of text and images. Client-side code is written in Javascript in most cases.

Server part - this code runs on the webserver itself and has direct access to the database, can send emails, read and write files to the disk. In PHPRunner-created applications server code language is PHP, ASPRunner.NET uses C# or VB.NET, ASPRunnerPro uses Classic ASP.

Most real-life tasks though require a joint action of both client and server parts. For example, the user presses a button and wants something changed in the database, or an email being sent.
Tri-part events provide a relatively easy way to create such integrated code snippets.

They consist of three parts running one after another:

  • Client Before - this Javascript code is run immediately after user's action such as pressing the button.
  • Server - this part runs on the server after the Client Before part has finished. You can only user server-side code here (PHP, C# or ASP).
  • Client After - back to the web browser, another Javascript code part.
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PHPRunner, ASPRunner.NET, ASPRunnerPro 10.3 is here! If you purchased the software less than twelve months ago you can logon to the control panel and find download links and registration keys under 'My purchases'. There should be 'Reg info' link next to your latest purchase.

Customers who purchased more than twelve months ago can renew their maintenance using links below:

PHPRunner maintenance

ASPRunner.NET maintenance

ASPRunnerPro maintenance

Trial version download links:

https://xlinesoft.com/download

Here is what's new in this update.

1. Separate permissions for additional pages

It will apply to both Static and Dynamic permissions

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There was an article posted back in 2007 in our forums that provided a solid start for many SEO-friendly URLs applications. It is about time to talk about how you can implement it in version 10.x of PHPRunner, ASPRunnerPro, and ASPRunner.NET. We have helped one of our clients to implement this solution in their project. They run a website that lists public voters’ information in certain Florida counties. The objective is to make these pages rank high when someone searches for county, city or neighborhood…Continue Reading “SEO-friendly pages in your web application”